The Crown had largely assembled its major players for its final two seasons. Imelda Staunton is set as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce is attached as her husband Prince Philip, Lesley Manville is on board as Princess Margaret, and Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana. That left the major question of who would play Prince Charles in the final two seasons. Josh O’Connor has done an outstanding job in his tenure, but the role must be recast as the show moves into the future and the characters get older.
Variety reports that the role has gone to Dominic West. While Seasons 3 and 4 opted for lesser-known actors to play the famous royals Charles and Diana, they’ve clearly opted for more seasoned and established players to take on the roles in the final two seasons, which will center on the dissolution of Charles and Diana’s marriage.
Season 4 of The Crown premieres on Netflix on November 15th.